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Use of Force and Self-Defense in North Carolina

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Date Published

November 9, 2018


Mecklenburg County Bar


Criminal Justice, General


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Learn from two experienced criminal defense attorneys, Ron Shook and George Laughrun, about the use of force and self defense in North Carolina.

Ron will cover the black letter law of self defense and use of force in North Carolina, including:
• North Carolina “stand your ground” laws
• Appropriate use of force
• Domestic abuse and self defense

George Laughrun will cover the practical aspects of trying a self-defense case, including:
• Forensic and expert considerations
• Putting your client on the stand
• Winning over the jury
• Lessons learned and stories from past self defense trials

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Ronald J. Shook

Ron was raised in Gaston County and currently lives in Belmont, NC with his wife and two children.As an independent... Read More

George V. Laughrun, II

Recent Awards & Recognitions:Named a member of the 2016 class of Legal Elite for 2016 in the area of criminal defense... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Use of Force and Self-Defense in North Carolina - Video
Use of Force and Self-Defense in North Carolina - Handout
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